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Play that funky music

by Laverne de Vries
10 Oct 2006
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Last week I was pretty cheesed off with my flatmate (sorry Tanya!) because she couldn't find one of my favourite CD's. After a gruelling day at the office, I went home, watched some movies and decided to clean the flat and listen to alternative rock group the Cranberries. After a 30 minute search I gave up and silently fumed at her. All this at 01:00 in the morning!

Call me mad (which she did), but I'm one of those people that need to listen to certain music when I'm in a certain mood and during last week's pms, fuelled I-hate-the-world and don't-believe-in-love mood, I really felt the need to headbang to some sad, soppy, angry songs. Yes, at 01:00 in the morning!

Believed to be a universal language, music moves people.

Here's a list of (some) music that either moves me near to tears or lifts my spirits to cloud nine:

For a broken heart:
  • Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
  • Linger - the Cranberries
  • No need to argue - the Cranberries
  • For a while - Nina Simone
When I'm feeling down:
  • Somewhere over the rainbow (from the Wizard of Oz)
  • I will survive - Gloria Gaynor
  • What the world needs now - Dionne Warwick
When I'm happy:
  • Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
  • Try a little tenderness - the Commitments
  • Ain't no mountain high enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrel
  • Ndilinde - Thandiswa
  • River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
  • Meadowlands - Miriam Makeba
When I'm mad at the world:
  • Ta il ayam (A qasida about the senseless killings in Palestine)
  • What He means - Just Jinger
  • Smile - Charlie Chaplin (Can you believe an silent movie actor wrote this song?)
  • Redemption song - Bob Marley
Feeling good about myself:
  • Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
  • Respect - Aretha Franklin
  • They can't that away from me - Ella Fitzgerald
To dance to:
  • Girls just wanna have fun - Cyndi Lauper
  • I've had the time of my life - Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
For love:
  • You're my everything - Sante Esmerelda
  • Must be talking to an angel - the Eurythmics
  • Ribbon in the sky - Stevie Wonder
  • My Funny Valentine - Frank Sinatra
  • The Glory of love - Bette Midler

Judging by this list, I'd say I have an eclectic taste in music and a bit of an old soul. But then again, today's music isn't what it used to be, is it?

"So I say thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing, thanks for all the joy they're bringing. Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty. What would life be? Without a song or a dance what are we?"

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